FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anthony Eldon email@example.com
Candidate for Florida Senate District 21
Ione Townsend, Chair, Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee
Tracy Pratt, Chair, Manatee County Democratic Executive Committee
HILLSBOROUGH AND MANATEE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTIES NOMINATE ANTHONY ELDON FOR FLORIDA SENATE DISTRICT 21
After Amanda Linton resigns her race due to personal challenges arising due to COVID-19
Hillsborough and Manatee Counties, FL, Aug 17: Anthony Eldon was chosen by the Hillsborough and Manatee Democratic Executive Boards to replace the campaign resigned by Amanda Linton one week ago. Linton and her family are relocating out of state after the economic impact of COVID-19 shuttered her family business.
“Anthony is a young, motivated teacher and an activist for systemic change,” said Ione Townsend, Chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee. “He is everything this moment needs. Candidates like Anthony are the future of our party and I’m pleased to say our leadership elected him unanimously.”
Tracy Pratt, Chair of Manatee County Democratic Party said, “We believe this seat is winnable. People in this district are ready to change the failed policies of current leadership in Tallahassee. We believe Eldon can convey to the voters what is possible when we work together for our communities.”
The two counties immediately had significant interest by individuals willing to be the challenger for this seat. It was announced last week that it was narrowed down to two individuals. After full consideration by both county boards, Anthony Eldon emerged as the nominee.
Like Linton, Eldon is a public school teacher. Eldon is also an author and social media influencer on the subject of Black History. When notified that he had received the nomination, Eldon said “I am honored to have the nomination of the Democratic Party and I am ready to make some noise about protecting public education, addressing the COVID -19 crisis and access to healthcare, and policing and criminal justice reform.”